15 Movies That Don't Try to Sugarcoat Motherhood

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Motherhood is the role of a lifetime, so it's no surprise Hollywood loves portraying it in all its messy, complicated, heartwarming glory. Well, moms love seeing themselves on the big screen -- and it's the films that most accurately show what it's like to be a mom that truly capture our hearts.

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Check out these 15 standout movies that realistically expose all the joys and challenges of motherhood (from pregnancy to parenting, adoption to adolescence) -- with an emphasis on all the dirty laundry that comes along with it.

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